Prescribing An Epidemic
August 19, 2020
In this episode Zach is joined by Ted Chan, the CEO of CareDash, a patient review and transparency site for healthcare organizations. Ted share the results of a recent study CareDash did that focused on the connection between Pharmaceutical companies and the rate at which doctors prescribe opioids. Ted and Zach discuss the results of this study and how it affects the way we view the opiod epidemic. Following Ted Chan, Zach is joined by Tara Bevans, a registered nurse with over 29 years experience, and a vast clinical background including acute detox and psychiatric nursing. Tara explains some of the challenges of treating patients who have overdosed or those detoxing from drugs in a hospital setting and how it compares to an inpatient recovery center.